This website will provide you a historical overview of the Fort, as well as information about current and upcoming activities at the park. Additionally, there is information about the Non-Profit Organization, The Friends of Fort Halifax Park, that serves as a support group for Halifax Township to assist with the purchase, development, programs and management of the park.
Discover Fort Halifax
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Fort Halifax was built in 1756 with the purpose of providing safe shelter for pack trains passing from Fort hunter (now in Harrisburg) to Fort Augusta (now in Sunbury.) Due to the French and Indian War conflict, settlers in the area regularly encountered deadly conflicts with Indians. Fort Halifax was built as a solution to the problem.
Upcoming Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. Board Meeting*:
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Location: Halifax Area Historical Society Building
3rd and Market Sts., Halifax, PA
*Board Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month.
14th Annual Banquet & Basket Raffle
Tickets: Advance sale Adult - $15.00
Children 6-12 years of age - $8.00
Children under 6 - Free
At-the-door - $17.00 (adults)
Ticket Sales Contact: Bob Swope 717-903-7979 or email@example.com
Guest Speaker: "Captain Jack" Dillman
Presenting: History of the Wiconisco Canal
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - Doors open
6:00pm - Turkey Dinner and Homemade Desserts
Location: Halifax Ambulance Social Hall
31 Bunker Hill Road, Route 225
Halifax, PA 17032
No Park Events scheduled at this time. Check back soon!
Links to Park Brochures, Maps, and Information
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